“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah pointed out that O’Rourke appears out of step with the majority of Texans on topics like busing migrants.
O’Rourke explained that Abbott’s “extremism” reflects “the fact that we have a badly broken democracy.”
He denounced Abbott’s migrant busing “stunts” as “so cruel and unkind,” and proposed policy solutions to address immigration, such as a Texas-based guest worker program.
“What if Texas led the way in rewriting our immigration laws to reflect our values, our interests and our needs, and we said, ‘Look, [if] you want to come to this country, you must follow our laws,’ but our laws will follow our values,” O’Rourke said.
“I want Texas to lead on that.”
Watch O’Rourke on “The Daily Show” below.